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    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Baker McKenzie, Level 46, Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney

    On behalf of the AALA's New South Wales Branch, we invite you to attend our Annual William Lee Address 2018

    The event has been named in honour of the first barrister of Chinese descent to be admitted to the NSW Bar 

    The event will take the form of a panel presentation and a Q&A session with audience members, followed by drinks and networking We are delighted that the AALA has secured the following distinguished guests as panellists:

    • Kenneth Nguyen Partner, Ashurst;

    • Juliana Warner Managing Partner,  Herbert Smith Freehills;

    • B J Kim International Program Manager, EDO; 

    • Julie Chai CEO, Asian Leadership Project;  

    and as moderator

        Richard Gough Partner, Baker Mckenzie; 

    The address aims to provide a forum in which to further explore the current challenges and concerns in promoting Asian cultural diversity within the legal profession 

    Please RSVP by registering for the event.   

    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Clayton Utz, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney
    • 55

    Due to demand and space requirements, this event is open to AALA members only

    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Maddocks, 123 Pitt Street, Level 27, Sydney NSW 2000

    The Asian Australian Lawyers Association is proud to invite you to attend the announcement of the winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship 2018.

    We are delighted that The Honourable Justice Margaret Joan Beazley AO, President of the Court of Appeal, New South Wales will provide the keynote address at the award ceremony on 20 September 2018.

    The scholarship, sponsored by Maddocks, where William did his articles in 1902, will be awarded to the author who produces the most outstanding research paper on an issue related to equality, diversity and the legal profession or law.

    We will have the opportunity to hear a speech by the winning author summarising their research paper.

    Finger food and drinks will be served. 

Past Events

01 Aug 2018 Meet His Honour Judge J D Wilson QC and followed by Meet the Partners Panel Discussion (WA)
07 Jun 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: CEO Series - Part 3 with ENGIE
17 Apr 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace- CEO Series- Part 2 with MLC Life Insurance
15 Mar 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: CEO Series- Part 1 with Toll Group
13 Mar 2018 AALA WA Student Event- Your Personal Brand in the Growing Asia-Pacific Market
08 Mar 2018 Victorian AALA Lunar New Year Celebration
22 Feb 2018 2018 WA Lunar New Year Dinner
05 Feb 2018 AALA NSW Lunar New Year Celebration
21 Dec 2017 2017 AALA Victoria End-of-Year Celebration
13 Dec 2017 AALA NSW Christmas Party
13 Dec 2017 WA Social - Mini Golf on the Quay
07 Dec 2017 Setting up your own Practice - A Panel Discussion
21 Nov 2017 The Inaugral William Ah Ket Scholarship Award
17 Nov 2017 Cultural diversity and the bamboo ceiling
16 Nov 2017 2017 WA Mentoring Program
15 Nov 2017 Launch of NSW Mentoring Program 2017
08 Nov 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
09 Oct 2017 Diversity- My Experiences in the Law
04 Oct 2017 Richard Lawton - Voice and Presentation Workshops (Vic)
07 Sep 2017 Reflections on lessons from four decades of legal and professional engagement with China
18 Aug 2017 The Changing Face of Law - A Global Perspective (Vic)
17 Aug 2017 The Asian Experience in America and What it Means for Australia: Professor Frank Wu and Perth Guest Speaker Julian Sher
16 Aug 2017 The Changing Face of Law - A Global Perspective (Sydney)
31 May 2017 2017 Vic AALA Launch with His Honour Magistrate Raj Malhotra
17 May 2017 Tarwirri and AALA present: Cultural diversity in the legal profession (VIC)
27 Mar 2017 CLE Event: Business with the Dragon - Enforcing Contractual Obligations in favour of Australian clients in China (NSW)
23 Mar 2017 For Lawyers: Strategies to develop a social media presence (QLD)
16 Mar 2017 POSTPONED: Address by the Federal Attorney General, the Hon. George Brandis
01 Mar 2017 Her Honour Magistrate Urfa Masood: Reflections from the Bench (VIC)
11 Feb 2017 Lunar New Year Dinner (including welcome cocktails) - AALA NSW
13 Dec 2016 AALA 2016 End of Year Celebration (Vic)
05 Dec 2016 AALA NSW 2016 End-of-Year Celebration
03 Nov 2016 AALA Mentoring Program Launch (VIC)
27 Oct 2016 2016 AALA Annual General Meeting
27 Oct 2016 2016 AALA NSW Branch Meeting (NSW)
04 Oct 2016 AALA Mentoring Program Launch (NSW)
07 Sep 2016 CPD workshops with Richard Lawton for voice and presentation training (VIC)
25 Aug 2016 International Perspectives on Cultural Diversity
11 Aug 2016 Where the Glass and Bamboo Ceilings Meet in the Australian Legal Profession - NSW Event
23 Jun 2016 What is it like to be an Asian-Australian lawyer in 2016? - Career Panel Discussion (NSW)
21 Jun 2016 Vincent Shin - My Story (VIC)
12 May 2016 Seminar - Legal, operational, and cultural challenges of doing business in China (VIC)
02 May 2016 Inaugural Annual William Lee Address (NSW)
12 Apr 2016 John Leung: 8 Things You Don't Know About Me
06 Apr 2016 AALA NSW Networking Event
10 Mar 2016 Richard Lawton - Elevate Your Voice and Presence (CPD Series)
19 Feb 2016 AALA and ACC - Getting the monkey off our backs: improving diversity and inclusion in the legal sector
07 Dec 2015 End of Year Event 2015 (VIC)
02 Nov 2015 AALA NSW Launch - 2 November 2015
08 Sep 2015 Annual General Meeting 2015
25 May 2015 CPD Session with Jason Yeap OAM & Jenny Taing
14 Apr 2015 Launch of AALA Cultural Diversity Analysis
26 Feb 2015 Asian Cultural Attitudes to Litigation and Mediation

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